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Mthunzi Mchunu

Mthunzi Mchunu

Mthunzi "Mo" Mchunu has played in various Jazz and popular music outfits ranging from duo’s to sextets and beyond. He has worked with bands like The Steve Fataar Band, Dane Francis, Tree Houses on the Sea, Jazz guitar virtuoso Gerald Sloan, Heels Over Head, Beat Route etc.

He has been involved in many recording projects undertaking the role of a session player and co producer, this side of him is one that helps him to understand music on a different level having had a background and holding a diploma in sound engineering from Damelin Westridge Campus under Mick Wilkinson. Drawing inspiration from fellow Durban folk such as Neil Snyman and Collin Pedi who mentored him early on. His sessioning credits range from jingles to albums, such as The Tree Houses On The Sea album.

He has now decided to focus on his guitar playing in solo, duo and trio form, with influences ranging from Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Jimmy Bruno, Dan Patlansky etc. Under the guidance of world renowned guitar masters Demi Fernandez and Mageshan Naidoo at UKZN Music School, he pursues the future of his sound with a passion.

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